For Christmas last year, we tried something new and really, really loved it. Our goal was to make an effort to keep Christmas simple and the true spirit of Christmas alive. It's far too easy (for me, anyways) to let it get out of control. I decided to try my friend, Danyelle's way of giving for Christmas. It's called Want-Need-Wear-Read and here's the skinny... The parents give the children four items: one want, one need, one wear, one read. Each child also receives something from St. Nick and goodies in their stocking. It keeps things light and fun and I've noticed that we plan a lot more on what we give rather than giving 10 toys that seemed fun and will probably be "old" or "boring" shortly after the New Year. If you want to read more about Danyelle's system, go over to her blog, Dandee. She also makes cute little tags (pictured above) in her shop. To give you an idea of how it translates, here are a few ideas for a 1 year old in each category. Here's my list for 3-4 year olds.
How to you do gifts at your home? Do you have a certain method that keeps you in check? |TOP IMAGE VIA DANDEE|